Each stool is hand-carved by our artisan partners at Ahwiaa Woodcarvers Association in Ghana. The Senufo Stool is rooted not only in Ghana’s time-honored craft of woodcarving, but also in the rich cultural history and traditional designs of the Senufo tribes in Mali and Ivory Coast. Tradition has it that the Senufo Stool, or Golden Stool, floated out of the sky and landed on the lap of the first Ashanti king, Osei Tutu, who unified the Ghanaian people in the 17th Century. It was then declared that the soul of the nation resided in this stool.
Our take on the symbolic history, design, and craftsmanship of these stools make every piece unique; each has a different meaning for the person whose soul it seats.
We are excited to continue working with the Ahwiaa Wood Carvers Association to carry on Ghana’s legacy of traditional wood-carving and introduce the Senufo Stool to its growing collection of handmade products.
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